Electric car owners recharge at home or at work

Electric car owners recharge at home or at work


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The Chevrolet Bolt is Chevrolet’s latest launch for the electric market in Brazil

A recent study by General Motors found that nine out of 10 electric car users have a habit of charging their cars at home or at work, using the time the car is parked.

THE GM
considers that average population displacement
is 40 kilometers per day, so a full charge will be enough to drive another week in one of the most modern electric cars, which have a range of more than 400 kilometers.

“Charging an electric car is similar to a mobile phone, and many people do it at night, while they are resting. Many take advantage fill in opportunities in the middle of the day or when they get out of order
as in the journey”, says Glaucia Roveri, manager of EV Development and Infrastructure at GM Latin America.

newly released Chevrolet Bolt
it has a range of 459 km (measured in the WLTP test cycle), and according to the brand, using a wall box type charger, it returns 40 km of autonomy per connected hour. This device provides recharges 4x faster than the traditional method at home.

There are also quick payment stations, which are recommended to be placed on the road, which allows a good return of freedom
within just a few minutes of charging.

Bolt’s return to Brazil kicks off Chevrolet do Brasil’s electrification strategy, Blazer EV
recently released in the United States, it is expected in Brazil, and it will bring the most modern platform, motor and battery, called Ultium.

This technology will allow 130 kilometers of freedom for every 10 minutes of charging at super-fast stations, and Total distance up to 530 km
.

“The new generation of Ultium battery pack a.” higher chemical composition, lower production cost and higher energy density
, which translates into more freedom. In addition, it has features that allow a faster recharge”, explains Marcos Paiva, director of EV Strategy at GM Latin America.

User interested in electric cars
pay attention to the battery capacity, since the bigger the battery, the more energy it stores, and it allows greater freedom.

In case of fast payment, charger power
The network voltage and current, as well as the high capacity of the battery charge, can cause differences in the charging speed.

Chevrolet claims to be in the AC type chargers
(alternating current) power of 11.5 kW, Blazer EV will save 56 km per hour charged.

In equipment with high power (19.2 kW), the speed becomes 85 km / h. while inside DC type fast terminals
(direct current) of 150 kW, the model will return 115 km in just 10 minutes.

In addition to the Bolt, which is already available in Brazil and the Blazer EV, which should arrive in 2023, GM’s plans include EUV bolt
the “SUV” version of the Bolt and the SUV itself Equinox, which is different from the combustion model sold in Brazil today.

THE Chevrolet
he has been gambling 100% electric models
in the United States and its strategy for Latin America is the same, going directly to electric cars, without going through hybrids. In North America, the manufacturer has an information center where customers can call and clear all their doubts about living with an electric car.